Updated at 3:26 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2008
UH Warriors land two Kahuku High standouts
By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer
All-State linebacker Paipai Falemalu and linebacker/defensive end Alema Tachibana today accepted football scholarships from UH.
By accepting, Falemalu turned down offers from California, Washington and Oregon State.
Falemalu is 6 feet 3 and 220 pounds and has been called a "coach's dream" by Kahuku head coach Reggie Torres. "He's a good student and a great athlete," Torres said.
Torres said Tachibana, who is 6-3 and 200, can play both positions but prefers to "be in a three-point stance and charge."
The first day that high school recruits can sign binding national letters of intent is Wednesday.
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